Propane can do that: Ten things you might not know about propane
Ask some people what propane gas is for and they will immediately think of barbecue grills.
But propane is about much more than Delmarva cookouts: in fact, propane can power just about any equipment inside or outside your home or business – and more often than not, it will do it more effectively for less money (especially when compared to electric-powered equipment).
Here are eight facts you might not know about clean, green propane:
- Propane can efficiently power just about any home appliance – from boilers and furnaces to water heaters, spas, hearths, and more.
- Propane gas emits less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity, which is often produced by burning coal; in fact, propane exceeds the requirements for clean fuel regulations – a key reason why propane was included in the EPA’s 1990 expansion to the Clean Air Act.
- Propane gas doesn’t spill, pool, or leave a residue, which makes it harmless to soil or water in the event of a propane tank leak.
- Propane furnaces and water heaters can reach efficiencies as high as 98 percent, making them the most efficient options available today.
- A whole-house propane backup generator can power your lights, refrigerator, home security system, sump pump, and other equipment to protect your family and property during a power outage. Propane is the best choice to power backup generators for both home and commercial use, since it will not deteriorate over time (like gasoline) or gel up in winter (like diesel).
- A propane cooking range enables temperature control that is much more precise than an electric cook top or stove – a big reason why most professional chefs cook with gas.
- A propane clothes dryer generates less static than electric units, which means less wear and tear on your laundry.
- Propane is the perfect fuel for agriculture, able to power everything from greenhouse heaters and power dryers to farm vehicles.
- Propane is a great way to responsibly power light- to medium duty fleets – a big reason why environmentally conscious companies and institutions are turning to autogas as a fossil-fuel alternative.
- More than 90 percent of the propane used in the U.S. is produced domestically; most of the rest is produced in Canada.
Propane – the clean, green fuel for your Delmarva home or business! Contact us today to learn what propane can do for you.